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Grateful DeadGrateful Dead Live at Rosemont Horizon on 1994-03-16 (March 16, 1994)

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Collection: GratefulDead
Band/Artist: Grateful Dead
Date: March 16, 1994 (check for other copies)
Venue: Rosemont Horizon
Location: Rosemont, IL

Source: SBD> Dat> Sonic Solutions> CDR> WAV> SHNv3
Keywords: Live concert


Description

Jack Straw, Friend Of The Devil, Minglewood Blues, Lazy River Road, Just Like Tom Thumb's Blues, Beat It On Down The Line (5), High Time, Easy Answers-> Don't Ease Me In Scarlet Begonias-> Fire On The Mountain, Looks Like Rain, Way to Go Home, Dark Star-> Drums-> Space-> I Need A Miracle-> Standing On the Moon-> Sugar Magnolia, E: I Fought the Law

Notes

SBD> Dat> Sonic Solutions> CDR> WAV> SHNv3; This is an upgrade from the previously seeded SHN of this show w/o the digistatic in Scarlet>Fire and also a SBD of the encore. seeded by C. Ladner via candyman with thanks to C. Miller; also to abgd via Charlie Connor; tracked for 2x80

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Average Rating: 4.05 out of 5 stars4.05 out of 5 stars4.05 out of 5 stars4.05 out of 5 stars

Reviewer: doug_the_dude - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 16, 2014
Subject: --
I got a weird affection for this show - *almost* a five, but there are some obvious, typical '94 caveats abound...

Set 1 opens, however, with a total bang - the energy from the first couple sort of starts to ease up, and I don't think Easy Answers > Dough Knees is ANYONE'S idea of a powerhouse end to a set.

Set 2: S>F - wobbly, but not too off-kilter...LL Rain sounds beautiful with the acoustic, and when did Dark Star ever sound so....boogaloo? Toe-tap city here....that 21-some minute Beam > Space, out of Star, is absolutely beautiful. Back half of the set's the real goods. They really do give it their all and there is an emotion that permeates this set I find infectious. The best '94 shows do the same thing. Maybe it's Jerry working the vocals so hard on his ballads, I dunno.

Reviewer: roc345 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - April 17, 2010
Subject: good show
good show for the time. the police were tough in the lots, i remember one cop using a small knife to pop a ballon this girl was carrying and it gut her wrist.
the sound inside was poor, and getting a chance to listen to the soundboard is nice. great set list and played well. who complains about dark star? other than the dark star, so many roads made my hair stand up, in a good way. high time, great. "don't easy answers me in" was ok.
set 2, scarlet is always nice, ll rain, with bob on acoustic was a nice sound. way to go, um, no thanks. sotm>sugar mags a nice ending. and i liked, i fought the law, it was up tempo, had a good message, especially considering this night, and the band enjoyed playing it. people who say there were no good shows in '94 are fooling themselves.

Reviewer: BIG_R - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - January 30, 2010
Subject: 3-16-94
Decent show and recording. It could use a little more bass and there's some static in tracks four and five.

Reviewer: zimmbobway - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 10, 2009
Subject: damn good!
Just listened to it 15 years later. Great recording of a killer show.

I Was right in front for this. Wow. AND This recording completely does it true justice. Highlights: Jack Straw, Easy Answers, Sc-Fire, LLR, Dark Star, Miracle.

Maybe it was the pot.

Reviewer: Brick Meister - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 6, 2008
Subject: Best Show of the Rosemont Run
This was my favorite show of the Rosemont Run. The tape I had from this show had really poor sound so it was great to finally enjoy the high quality affored by the Archive.

Not sure why most fans remain so down on IFTL ... I always thought Jer gave it a little extra on IFTL and it showed the Boys could laugh at themselves. The cops were pretty stern at this show so the IFTL added some levity to the experience. Getting back downtown to Chi after this show was truly was truly a long, strange trip . . .

Brick Meister

Reviewer: patkelley - - May 4, 2007
Subject: remind me not to go to the same college EllisDee went to
dude can't spell

Reviewer: gr8fulscott - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 30, 2007
Subject: rosemont
this was the day dan healy got fired by jerry ithought oh my god how bad it must be to be terminated by garcia!!!!!!!!!

Reviewer: EllisDee - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - December 23, 2006
Subject: Good old chicago
Well im from chicago and seen almost every show around hear from 86 to 95 and this is one of my fav.The band sounds great and the rec is just great also.This wasnt a normal chicago show and had a few good treats in there that I have not heard in a while cuz I was in my 6th year of college trying to learn organic chemistry at UIC and missed a lot of shows from this year and if I new it was gonna be there last full year before summer of 95 when I lost to great peaple in my life 3 days apart I might of took that year off I just wanted out of school that year and go on the road.But I finished college and toured for a few months in the summer cuz I went to swedin over the winter and came back to make a little mony on the road but it only lasted for a few months and maybe it was a GOOD THING FOR ME cuz I might of spent my life in jail.But all in all a great show.

Reviewer: lobster12 - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 18, 2006
Subject: bobby
Good show. A highlight from 94 to be sure. I concur with mgags. I also had the pleasure of front row tix from GDTS. Other than interacting with Branford marsalis all night I too remember the spit flying through the on stage lighting from Bobby. Glad someone else picked up on that. This is some good stuff from 94

Reviewer: mgags - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - February 9, 2006
Subject: Front Row Dead Center!
OK, I've seen 100 Dead/Jerry/Ratdog,etc shows and thanks to my main touring buddy this was the only show to ever sit front row dead center (seats 27 & 28). He got the tix thru mail-order and yes indeed the band rewarded us old stallwarts.
I can remember Jerry melting in front of me during Dark Star. Jerry's use of the MIDI was the highlight and to watch the band interplay made me think these guys still had somehing to offer. Scarlet>Fire was also very well played as was some 1st set offerings (FOTD, High Time and Easy Answer). To watch Bobby spray half of his lyrics is something to see. I now know why many fans wore raingear when they sat front row. I would like to also thank GDTS as well as my buddy Curly. THANKS!

Reviewer: David Bolewski - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 6, 2006
Subject: Exceptionally live night
I remember sitting way high up on Jerrys side and had a great side view of the band looking down on the front row and I remember They played the hottest Sugar Magnolia iv'e ever heard and many of the security up front where 'old-timers' and they just stopped and watched the Grateful Dead in awe, it was beautiful.

Reviewer: cringle - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - September 25, 2005
Subject: On third thought - EXCELLENT
My first impression of this show while browsing shows was Wow - powerhouse show!
My 2nd impression while sampling the songs was that the performance was lackluster in certain key places - FOTD and Scarlet for example - stuck me as 'going thru the motions' - and these are two bellwether Dead songs IMO. I want to hear that bounce in Scarlet, and conversely, I want to feel the lazy wandering of FOTD w/o much drums.
My 3rd impression after several listens - is that this IS a very strong show like I originally thought it might be. EXCELLENT aggressive, powerful sound. A little more dirt from Bobby's guitar than usual. Some songs that start out unimpressively really catch on and turn out great overall

Sound Quality = 4.5
Performance = 3.75-4-ish
Song Selection = 4.5

Reviewer: early 80's meltdown - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - August 18, 2005
Subject: Yea, I did notice Jerrys kind of nasaly head cold vocals..
The funny thing about your review was I was just listening to ohio 94 with that nice Peggy Speedway,He's gone and last but not least that sweet Stella Blue. During the Peggy O. I was thinking about mentioning that nasal vocal sound then decided screw it and wanted to browse the Rosemont shows only because I attended and I read your comment. Grate minds think alike I guess, anyway my opinion is 2 fold Jerry's been doing a little H. via nose and their sound system changed for the worse. It's kind of computer sounding I think it started literally with the first Vince show that I also attended little bit of a bore other than being at a Dead show. New Key boarder new sound I remember really noticing this in 92 when trading tapes like the Feb. 0akland shows and Cal Expo etc. and witnessing it live in soldier Field and mentioning the sound with friends that it was getting lame. 1991 esp. with Bruce better shows than previous year for sure then it got worse as time went on to the point of not being able to here Jerry sing and seeing him frusted. There were times at various shows that I didn't feel like it was a live show even though they were playin in front of me. I like to find some moments of total brillance in the early to mid 90's in the way Jerry emphasizes some words or slick solo's but as far as whole shows it was over they day Brent Died. Make no mistake I went the shows until the very end but, I found myself laughing alot with some of my buddies during some of the stuff the were up to. ie:during this show for ex.way to go home,easy answers-horrible,and Fought The Law. (not played here equally as bad Corina,eternity and rain.)
As far as this show goes I like to see Jerry do So many Roads smokinn solo and I stoked when I heard the opening notes to High Time long favorite of mine. Althogh again this one compared to some of the 70's and 80's it pales in comparision take what you can get at the time and Scarlet>Fire was pretty good. On a positive for new material I really like So Many Roads,Days Between and enjoyed Liberty but not in high rotation. Kind of a weak run but, good sound here. Back to 83,84,85 and 89 spring and summer 90.

Reviewer: dmilks - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - June 24, 2005
Subject: Anybody else notice...
...how nasal'y Jerry voice was in 94 (mainly Spring 94)? It's like he had a head cold the whole tour. Good Sounding recording with a pretty darn nice performance. Jerry starts out the Jack Straw with a litany of sour notes, only to turn the whole thing around for pretty much the whole rest of the show. A 4- in my book.

This was John Cutler's first show as Soundman.

Great Dark Star. The first one in twenty years for Chicago with lyrics (6-22-91 was an instrumental version). Last Chi-town Dark Star before this one: 7-25-74 International Amphitheatre.

That annoying static during Minglewood and SMR is not an artifact of the recording, but was actually audible during the show.

Reviewer: stratocaster - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - March 12, 2005
Subject: enjoyed this show
Terrible acoustics at Rosemont Horizon plagued the sound at this show, however this show turned out to be one of the highlights of 1994. One of the best versions of Standing on the Moon and outstanding versions of Looks Like rain and Minglewood Blues make this show a real keeper.

Reviewer: flashbackmagic - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 23, 2005
Subject: .
Probably enjoyed this show the most of the ones I attended in 94'. Had incredible seats right in front of Jerry. Sound is nice on this source too.

Reviewer: Dead Forever - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 19, 2005
Subject: Great (for '94)
Let's face it, by 94-95, the Dead had deteriorated. But if you appeciate a solid show from the final years, this is one to have. If you download only one song, make it Jack Straw.

Reviewer: Dead Forever - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 19, 2005
Subject: Great (for '94)
Let's face it, by 94-95, the Dead had deteriorated. But if you appeciate a solid show from the final years, this is one to have. If you download only one song, make it Jack Straw.

Reviewer: ny dead - 4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars4.00 out of 5 stars - February 18, 2005
Subject: high time
yeah the high time was really sweet that night...had good audio seats ..IFTL encore always anti- but we love em '

Reviewer: DeadheadDan - 5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars5.00 out of 5 stars - October 13, 2004
Subject: Very Solid Show
I was at this show as well and it was one of my favorites. The first set had plenty of highlights with nice song selections--Jack Straw, SMR, High Time, BIODTL...granted, the set did end a bit flat with the Easy Answers>Don't East given its high ceiling earlier. Second set was outstanding with a scorching Scarlet>Fire (incidentally, Phil admitted to having a spiritual experience during the segue jam of this version in a later interview). LL Rain was beautiful as well. There was a banner being held up during the show (around the 20th row on Jer's side) that read: "Last Chicago Dark Star...('such and such year')". The boys granted Chicago the favor of busting out the second to last Dark Star ever. A short version but a treat nonetheless. The jam out of space heavily hints to being a second Dark Star verse before melting into a Truckin groove which ultimately resonated in Miracle. I'm giving it five stars on song selection, sound quality and personal aesthetics. It's better than the three-star rating, imo.

Reviewer: REA04 - 3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars3.00 out of 5 stars - August 24, 2004
Subject: Typical '94 mixed bag, not bad
Pretty good show. I sat just in front of the sound board, and this recording is just as I remember hearing it. Some decent moments ("High Time" stands out, solid "Scarlet>Fire"), some classic '94 clunkers (was "Easy Answers" the lamest GD song ever? Top 5, anyway). Worth having for the memories if you were there, you might listen to it more than once.